Does the presence of shoulder ulcers affect the behaviour of sows?

@article{Larsen2015DoesTP,
  title={Does the presence of shoulder ulcers affect the behaviour of sows?},
  author={Thea Larsen and Marianne Kaiser and Mette S. Herskin},
  journal={Research in veterinary science},
  year={2015},
  volume={98},
  pages={19-24}
}
Shoulder ulcers are common in lactating sows. This case-control study compared behaviour of sows with shoulder ulcers (U-sows; N = 19) versus controls (C-sows; N = 19) and involved multiparous LxY sows, 14.7 ± 0.3 days post partum, kept in farrowing crates in a Danish herd. U-sows had at least one shoulder ulcer. Behavioural data were based on video recordings during a 24h period. U-sows spent less time lying (P = 0.04), tended to perform more postural changes (P = 0.096), spent more time… CONTINUE READING

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